Wonderful Lorde. Wonderful Lorde with her chic understatedness and casual quips and Bruce Springsteen quote as a her Twitter profile (“there’s a darkness on the edge of town,” in case you’re wondering). Wonderful Lorde with her wisdom and poise and casual cutting down of an Uber driver who last night bleated on to her about the celebrity passenger they just picked up, very much unaware that Lorde herself is no mere 19-year-old, but a pop sensation with 4.32 million Twitter followers and a fanbase five times as devoted as Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters ever were.
Let’s take you through the encounter, tweet by tweet, from the Uber backseat. We begin with a driver who can’t keep his excitement about the person they just picked up. Not Lorde though, of course not.
With a drollness and witty turn of phrase worthy of Oscar Wilde, Lorde shrugs a universal shrug at her predicament. How can she, a lowly musical genius ever hope to compete with the greatness of the car’s former passenger?
And it’s true. For our driver – evidently not a fan of ‘Royals’ et al – this is just another ride. Another ride that may well lead to a Kardashian pick up or similar, but just another ride nonetheless.
And if all that doesn’t interest you, then cast your eyes back to Lorde’s tweets from earlier this month in which she gives an update on the progress of her next album.